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im really struggling to eat healthy any tips?

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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Aversion hypnosis: Healthy eating is easier if you realize that you are bombarded by advertisements that make burgers, fries, and pizza seem good for you. There is a nice youtube video under "aversion hypnosis" that can keep you away from junk food. Then focus on veggies fruit grains and proteins.
Dr. Liviu Klein
Cardiology 23 years experience
Fresh: Plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and lean meats, plenty of low fat diary products, no added salt, make food (e.g. Soups, stews, efc.) from scratch with no added salt, avoid processed foods. Lastly make sure you limit your caloric intake to get to or maintain a healthy body weight (body mass index 23-25 kg/m2).

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